DJ Mag reveals statistics behind Top 100 DJs Poll
In attempt to fight the losing battle of explaining the always controversial results of the Top 100 DJs Poll, DJ Mag has released a follow-up analysis to explain the inner workings and statistics of the infamous, celebrated ranking system.
This year’s polling accumulated over 900,000 votes for 30,000 different DJ acts. Votes were filed from all over the world (including the unexpected minorities like Christmas Island and Lesotho) but unsurprisingly, the majority of submissions originated from the United States, the Netherlands, the UK, and Brazil.
The nationalities reflected in the results as four Dutch natives ranked in the top five along with a neighboring Belgian duo. Half of the top 20 are Dutch as well, as were 30 out of the total 100 overall. DJ Mag accredits the value of support from the Netherlands government in electronic music that likely attributes to the majority of Holland domination.
2014 welcomed 24 new DJ entries, but refused to exchange spots for the No. 1 spot as Hardwell reclaimed his awarding title for the second year in a row. Though the awards list has traditionally honored leaders of subgenres within electronic music (Highest Trance DJ, Highest Dubstep, Highest Hardstyle, and the inaugural Highest Trap), commonly DJ Mag’s Top DJs Poll has always had a strong representation in electro and progressive styles. And while the top half of the Top DJ Poll still leans heavily into big room sounds (Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Nicky Romero), DJ Mag questions the longevity of the EDM sound. “The sound has been experiencing a backlash, and from the Top 100 answers it looks as though many DJs are now trying to distance themselves from EDM. So, is it EDM RIP?” We’ll see in 2015.
Via: DJ Mag